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Women's Film Festival 2014 Opens on March 7

From March 7 to 16, the New England Youth Theatre (NEYT, 100 Flat Street in Brattleboro) is hosting the 23rd annual Women's Film Festival, a Women's Freedom Center fundraiser. This year's offerings include 31 films directed by and about women. A total of 17 documentaries, 4 feature films, and 11 shorts from around the world will be screened.

OPENING NIGHT: This year's festival kicks-off with a super-powered gala on Friday, March 7, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at NEYT. The gala begins with a reception featuring champagne, hors d'oeuvres, and live music, followed by screening of the acclaimed film "Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines." Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superheroine/hero -- even to make up one of their own -- or come as their fave's alter-ego in "everyday" clothes! Gala tickets at $25 are available three ways (drop-ins may buy any unsold tickets):

Online: Go to, click the Donate button, put "gala ticket" in the message line, and tickets will be mailed out to you;

By Phone: Call the Women's Freedom Center, (802) 257-7364; or

By E-mail: Send a message to

A FEW FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS: "How to Lose Your Virginity," an eye-opening and irreverent documentary exploring why female virginity is still so valued in our hyper-sexualized society.... "Ethel," an unprecedented look at Ethel Kennedy's escapades, recounted by her children and illustrated with a treasure trove of archival photographs and family movies.... "I am a Girl," an extraordinary film about what it means to be a girl on the brink of womanhood in different parts of the world in the 21st century.... And the Oscar-nominated short "Mondays at Racine," about women diagnosed with cancer, who -- as locks of hair fall to the floor -- giggle, weep, face their fears, and discover unexpected beauty.

MOVIE TICKETS are $8.00 for general admission, $7.00 for students/seniors. A 5-movie pass is available for $35 and may be purchased ....

Online: Go to, click the Donate button, put "film pass" in the message line, and tickets will be mailed out to you; or

By Phone: Call the Women's Freedom Center, (802) 257-7364

For more information, film listings, and schedule go online to:

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